Granted, the Honda is likely a much better bike in every respect, maybe except looks as they also fall into the plastic trap with lots of sharp edges and square digital instruments.I would sell it and get a Honda CB500X.
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Yeah, I've said many times I detest the plastics on Japanese bikes. The Himalayan appealed to me for this reason. I don't buy new bikes, so if I bought a CB500X I'd be looking at a used one for £3-4k. I hope it never has to happen though and the Himalayan proves to be a keeper.Granted, the Honda is likely a much better bike in every respect, maybe except looks as they also fall into the plastic trap with lots of sharp edges and square digital instruments.
But it is also more than double the price, so not really the same league.
In the west thats a viable option though if you can look past the looks. If you are not in your early 20s that bike will outlast you and possible legislation that will make all internal combustion engines illegal
BINGO !!I agree, I ride the VFR a lot less these days, although in the past we have toured Ireland, France and Spain on one. I have owned 5 and sold my FM last year with 66,000 miles on. I want to keep my FR as it has a bigger tank, so less time wasted filling up, and I doubt I will buy an 800 as the finish is not as good.
My 650 Interceptor is a different ride, and I am glad to say I enjoy the relaxed way it produces just enough power to have fun, without, as you point out, having to maintain high speed for comfort. The other thing here in the UK is the poor condition of our roads just do not encourage fast riding.